So you’ve people following you, and some you’re following, and some who are friends, it’s all getting a bit confusing, and you’re asking yourself where the value is in social networks, who counts and why. Well then, a few social networking tools might be welcome.
Have a little look at http://gist.com to assess the activity and potential of your connections across multiple outlets, and http://friendorfollow.com for Twitter, which will let you know who you are following that is not following you. Er, and vice versa.
In addition, for a list of tools for social media to speed your efforts in realising the value of those connections visit http://oneforty.com. It is a useful site, but I’d start researching at lunchtime, say around one o’clock, and plan to stop at oh, I don’t know, say one forty… or you’ll be there all day…